"The best views come after the hardest climb."
Our last event, the 3 peaks challenge was a huge and enjoyable success for all involved and Mount Snowdon was certainly one of the high points! See what we did there :-) If you missed out on our last event, don’t worry because we’re doing it again and looking for ADVENTURERS to join us in conquering Mount Snowdon.
Whether it’s been a lifelong dream, on your bucket list for some time or you fancy a challenge whilst raising money for a great cause then read on to find out more.
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales and England. It's one of our most famous and recognizable landmarks and is well worth a visit. Standing tall over the village of Llanberis, Snowdon is a part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and can offer views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, and Ireland! Our mission at Vines Communities is to transform lives and we love nothing more than transforming lives in the process of raising money to continue running our free workshops across Peterborough. So if your up for the challenge then book your place here or read on for our FAQ’s below.
Adventures always come with a few doubts, so we've put together our most frequently asked questions to help you on your way.
How much does it cost? Tickets are currently priced at £60 per person for the early trekkers special until the 24th of September. They will go back up to their normal price of £100. This includes travel from Peterborough to Mount Snowdon, a guide led trip to the top of Mount Snowdon. A free summit photo which will be provided as a pdf, then return travel back to Peterborough. You can book your ticket here.
Will food be provided? We have an onboard tuckshop which includes drinks, snacks, and crisps starting from £0.60. We will also be providing a morning pre-order breakfast menu, please contact us for pre-order menu inquiries via our contact page.
How long will it take? We will be leaving Peterborough at 6 am on Saturday the 6th of October, leaving from the Brewery tap car park in the city center. It should take us around 6 hours to reach Mount Snowdon, then around 6 hours to climb up and down the mountain and another 6 hours return travel back to Peterborough. We expect to be back in Peterborough, arriving at the brewery tap car park around midnight.
What will my money be spent on? Our current project is providing free self-development workshops to young vulnerable adults across Peterborough.
Will it be difficult? We will be summiting via the Llanberis Path which is the easiest route up. It follows a well-trodden path starting in Llanberis and follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway up to the summit. Thousands of families including the grans and the kids climb Snowdon each year which should give you some confidence if your fitness concerned. Slow and steady wins the race as they say which will give you more time to enjoy the breathtaking views! You can always hike up and get the train back down if you are feeling fatigued.
Will we be stopping on the journey? Yes. We will be stopping at regular intervals for refreshments and toilet breaks.
What will I need to bring? Hiking boots are essential. It is the easiest route up but the majority of the path is still quite loose, a well-supported pair of walking boots with good grip is well worth the money. We also recommend walking poles which will give you better traction when ascending, but these are not essential. A rucksack with water and snacks is also highly recommended with waterproof trousers and a jacket packed inside in case of rain. Loose clothing that is breathable and suitable for walking is essential. If you are purchasing new walking boots for your trip, please allow time to break these in prior.
Elizabeth Cann on top of the world! Mount Snowdon, Vines Communities 3 peak Challenge.
Nicky Plant on top of the world! Mount Snowdon, Vines Communities 3 peak Challenge.